Data reporting guidelines
What do we do? - Science

EPOCA data management has a policy of creating least possible amount of extra work for the scientist. Data may be reported in a xls, txt, etc. format, as one has it. If one wishes any form to fill, it may be downloaded here.


What to report?

  • data
  • metadata
  • parameter names
  • (abbreviations)
  • units and scales
  • methods (references if necessary)
  • scientists involved
  • reference(s)
  • scientific objective



Benefits of data reporting

  • another backup
  • access restrictions possible until the article is published
  • authors, publications and data become more visible
  • increased number of citations
  • increased number of collaborations
  • in Pangaea each data set has a DOI and can be referenced
  • no hassle for the authors, the data manager does the work


Why report and archive data

  • back-up is not archiving but archiving is another (long lasting) back-up
  • greater accountability and transparency of science
  • increased recognition
  • research can not flourish if data are not preserved and made accessible
  • “We need to change the culture of science to one that equally values publications and data” - William Michener

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